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Addicted To Noise

Addicted to Noise was an online music magazine in the early days of the internet. Founded in 1994 by ex-RollingStone associate editor and senior writer Michael Goldberg and online music pioneer Jon Luini, it published its first issue in December 1994 and was the first online magazine to include audio samples alongside new album reviews.

American Music Club: Q&A with American Music Club

Interview by Michael Goldberg, Addicted To Noise, November 1993

"EIGHT MONTHS AGO nobody would pee on us," says Mark Eitzel, singer, songwriter and acoustic guitarist for San Francisco's American Music Club. "And now people ...

American Music Club: Wishing the World Away

Interview by Michael Goldberg, Addicted To Noise, December 1994

THE FIRST TIME I met American Music Club singer, songwriter, and leader Mark Eitzel, he arrived at San Francisco's boho South-of-Market Soma Cafe on a ...

David Bowie: Outside (Virgin)

Review by Ira Robbins, Addicted To Noise, 1995

Had it not been for the stiff on line in front of me at the microphone in Avery Fisher Hall at September's CMJ convention in ...

Randy Newman: The Devil Made Him Do It: Randy Newman

Interview by Roy Trakin, Addicted To Noise, October 1995

"IT'S HARD TO keep a good man down" goes the refrain to one of the songs on Randy Newman's musical version of the Goethe tale, ...

Bad Religion Try To Sell Out

Interview by Roy Trakin, Addicted To Noise, 1996

YOU COULD SAY Bad Religion have something to prove. The veteran L.A. punk band are survivors of the West Coast's second great wave, the early ...

Pearl Jam: Stone Soup: Pearl Jam's Stone Gossard

Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Addicted To Noise, March 1996

PEARL JAM'S Stone Gossard is not quite the man I expected, when you consider that he's a member of one of the most popular and ...

Radiohead: Don't Call 'Em Britpop

Interview by Clare Kleinedler, Addicted To Noise, May 1996

BRITPOP. IT'S ALL over the place – all of a sudden. There's Oasis, the Beatles' rip-offs trying to emulate the Rolling Stones' drug-taking, groupie-filled past. ...

Sneaker Pimps' American Soft Shoe

Interview by Clare Kleinedler, Addicted To Noise, July 1996

If it's all about timing, then the British trio the Sneaker Pimps will be huge. Their first US tour came at a time when Americans ...

Weezer's Uncomfortable Success, part 1

Report and Interview by Clare Kleinedler, Addicted To Noise, December 1996

WEEZER SINGER/guitarist Rivers Cuomo is a bit nervous. The stretch limousine we are riding in has just pulled up to the Fillmore Auditorium in San ...

Weezer's Uncomfortable Success, part 2: The Rivers Cuomo Interview

Interview by Clare Kleinedler, Michael Goldberg, Addicted To Noise, December 1996

WEEZER FRONTMAN Rivers Cuomo doesn't give many interviews. Usually he lets guitarist Brian Bell, drummer Patrick Wilson or bassist Matt Sharp handle the press. The ...

Suede: London Suede's New Spirit

Interview by Clare Kleinedler, Addicted To Noise, April 1997

IT SEEMS THE London Suede is the band that everybody loves to hate. No matter how many records they sell, or how many venues they ...

Stone Temple Pilots, Talk Show: Talk Show Is No Band Side Project

Report and Interview by Clare Kleinedler, Addicted To Noise, July 1997

Although he wouldn't go so far as to say Stone Temple Pilots are officially done with, bassist Robert DeLeo told ATN that every member of ...

Bettie Serveert: Eat Their Dust

Interview by Clare Kleinedler, Addicted To Noise, September 1997

IT IS ALMOST impossible to get the members of Bettie Serveert to talk seriously about anything. And strangely enough, the Dutch band is best known ...

The Dandy Warhols: Lounging Out With the Dandy Warhols

Interview by Clare Kleinedler, Addicted To Noise, 1998

With a new video and press hype, pressure is building to live up to expectations. But the Dandy Warhols prefer to find success by the ...

KRS-One Launches 'Hip-Hop Appreciation Week'

Report by Frank Tortorici, Addicted To Noise, February 1998

Rapper brings rap and music community together to raise awareness. ...

Jimmy Page/Robert Plant: Ex-Zeppelin Pilots Page & Plant Launch New LP

Interview by Frank Tortorici, Addicted To Noise, March 1998

NEW YORK – Robert Plant was in a playful mood, despite the fact that he had been waiting anxiously for his former Led Zeppelin cohort ...

Stevie Nicks: '98's Best: One A Stevie, Two A Stevie, Three A Stevie...

Report by Frank Tortorici, Addicted To Noise, May 1998

IN A CROWD of 500, you could count about 200 look-alike, sound-alike, dress-alike Stevies. But there's only one Stevie Nicks. ...

ZZ Top's Frank Beard

Profile by Frank Tortorici, Addicted To Noise, June 1998

ZZ TOP'S DRUMMER, Frank Beard, was born on this day in 1949 in Frankston, Texas. He began drumming in 1964 and formed ZZ Top, the ...

Goo Goo Dolls' Robby Takac

Profile by Frank Tortorici, Addicted To Noise, September 1999

ROBBY TAKAC is bassist/singer for the Goo Goo Dolls, the highly successful thrash-pop band best known for such smash ballads as 'Iris' and 'Name'. ...

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